WWE Main Event continues to slide by without garnering much attention, but it also continues to serve as an underrated show.
On Wednesday night, the wrestling world that remembered to tune in to the weekly entertainment was treated to a tag team matchup between the Prime Time Players and the Usos, and while that battle was solid, a contest between Antonio Cesaro and Randy Orton served as Main Event's, um, main event.
And there was even an appearance by a certain trio dressed in black.
Let's take a look at all the action.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton: No Decision
It's not always easy for two, well, large men to put on an entertaining wrestling match, but Cesaro and Orton have sneaky athleticism.
At one point, Orton landed a ring-rattling superplex from the top rope, and at another, he executed a massive dropkick on the big man.
After hitting his patented DDT, it looked like Orton was going to score the sought-after win over Cesaro (who also put on a good match, by the way), but the Shield, as they tend to do, came in from the crowd and decided to get involved.
The Miz came to Orton's side—seriously—but it wasn't enough. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins were simply too much, as Reigns dropped Miz with a spear and the trio hit Orton with a powerbomb.
To cap it all off, Cesaro came back in and nailed Miz with a Neutralizer.
The Usos defeat The Prime Time Players
As the Prime Time Players and the Usos began to do battle, it was Brad Maddox—after appearing from the crowd to help Michael Cole with commentary— who stole the show.
That's not to say he was good or bad (some people thoroughly enjoyed him, some hated him; it simply depends on your preference), but his constant jokes somewhat took away from the action in the ring.
Nevertheless, both of these tag teams showcased their high-flying ability and overall, it was an entertaining match to watch when you were actually able to pay attention.
In the end, one of the Usos nailed Darren Young with a crossbody off the top ropes (after the other one hit the same move on Titus O'Neil outside the ring) and earned the pin.
Say what you want about Antonio Cesaro as a wrestler, but the man enters the ring with style (via Bleacher Report's Graham Mirmina):
Cue Antonio Cesaro's extremely addictive entrance music! #MainEvent— Graham Mirmina (@SAVE_US_GSM) January 17, 2013
So, at least there's that.
Adam Martin of WrestleView.com summed up the match between Cesaro and Randy Orton perfectly:
Real physical match right now on #MainEvent between Randy Orton and Antonio Cesaro— Adam Martin (@adamwrestleview) January 17, 2013
After the Shield made sure there was no chance Orton would knock off The Swiss Sensation, WWE Universe came up with the perfect idea:
On second thought, Swiss cheese is just so tasty. Now I just don't know what to do.
Although Miz was taken out, Brad Maddox was fortunately—at least for this fan—there to take his place as a commentator:
Brad Maddox is on commentary! I absolutely love him! #MainEvent— Marisa Garcia (@mngarcia1993) January 17, 2013
Some people, oddly enough, didn't feel the same towards Maddox. He certainly has a unique style.